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Hook Norton Brewery News

Whenever we have some news from the brewery or any of our pubs, we’ll be sure to post it here. Look out for lots of stories coming up, reporting on events and anything else we think might be of interest to you!

Hook Norton Brewery hosts a family reunion with a historical twist

Hook Norton Brewery hosts a family reunion with a historical twist Two family groups gathered at Hook Norton Brewery on Saturday 6th August to celebrate a special link that unites them. Descendants of William Bradford, who designed the Victorian tower brewery in 1900, met descendants of his nephew, William Foster Stovin-Bradford, who took over his […]

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The Crown & Tuns is back! (But not with pies)

Shaking the 17 year legacy of the internationally renowned ‘pie pub’ has had its challenges admits new landlord Gerard Hughes, but he now feels he has the right team to do it with the appointment of new Head Chef, Freddie Dodson, poached (no pun intended) from the Soho Farmhouse. “When the 30 minute interview turned […]

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Hooky Electric Beer Delivery Vehicle

Hooke Electric Vehicle joins the beer delivery fleet

Hook Norton Brewery’s latest edition to its beer delivery fleet is the all Electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e. The All-electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e is a versatile performer with the added benefit of zero emissions whilst driving and a range of over 200 miles, perfect for delivering their beer casks and bottled beer in the local area. To support […]

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All hands on deck at Shire Horse Society Heavy Horse Camp

Heavy horse owners and enthusiasts from all over the country gathered this weekend at Arena UK for the Shire Horse Society’s annual four day training camp of which Hook Norton Brewery are proud to be sponsors of. Attracting both native and foreign heavy breeds, to include Suffolk Punches, Brabants and Percherons volunteers from the Shire […]

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Jubilee Ale Hook Norton Brewery

Beers and Cheers – Raise a toast with Queens Jubilee Ale

To help you celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, Hook Norton Brewery have brewed a classic British ale. Jubilee Ale brewed to 5.2% to reflect 1952 the year of the Queen’s accession to the Throne – is a dark ruby red beer that combines a robust pairing of traditional all English hops, delicate and smooth […]

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Hook Norton Brewery Shire Horse

Hooky Hat-Trick for Shire Horse Brigadier

Hook Norton Brewery, now one of only three breweries in the UK with working, delivering Shire Horses proved triumphant once again, at West Oxfordshire and District Riding Club. (WODRC) Hosted in Brize Norton, under the noise of the thundering military jets, WODRC offers several in-hand and ridden classes for a variety of different horses and […]

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Hook Norton Brewery Shire Horse

Shire Horse Success at Tackley Show

Hook Norton Brewery, now one of only three breweries in the UK with working, delivering Shire Horses proved triumphant this weekend at Tackley Horse Show. Tackley Horse show, took place last Sunday (24/4/22) with a variety of different horses and ponies competing both ridden, and in-hand. The Breweries 3 year old gelding, Brigadier competed in […]

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173 Coffee Stout

173 Coffee Stout Anniversary Ale

Hook Norton Brewery have released the third beer in their 173rd Anniversary Range – 173 Coffee Stout, celebrating another year of beer and brewing.  The brewery first started brewing anniversary ales in their 167th year and have released a new range each year, with the beers brewed increasing a percentage in strength each time. The aptly […]

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New Gold Anniversary Ale

Hook Norton Brewery have released the second beer in their 173rd Anniversary Range – 173 Gold, celebrating another year of beer and brewing.  The brewery first started brewing anniversary ales in their 167th year and have released a new range each year, with the beers brewed increasing a percentage in strength each time. As the name […]

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173 Strong Ale

Another year stronger – New Anniversary Ale

Hook Norton Brewery is celebrating another year of beer and brewing with the first release of its 173 Anniversary Ales range – 173 Strong Ale. The brewery first started brewing anniversary ales in their 167th year and have released a new range each year, with the beers brewed increasing a percentage in strength each time. […]

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Cask Marque

Top Marque For Beer Quality

Hook Norton Brewery pubs are currently ranking Number 1 when benchmarked against other pubs within the Cask Marque Accreditation Scheme for cask ale beer quality with over 97% at 4 & 5 star rating. Cask Marque, formed in 1998 to address the void in beer quality send their teams of assessors to visit the pubs […]

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Happy as a Butchers Dog

As the sun begins to shine, The Butchers Arms in Kings Sutton has come up with a tasty treat to refresh it’s four legged customers! Dogs love ice cream but the ice cream that’s made for us humans is not always good for a dog’s more sensitive stomach. That’s where Waggy Doggy Doodah’s  Doggy Ice […]

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